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CARITAS

Building relationships that rebuild lives.

Richmond, VA   |  www.caritasva.org

Mission

CARITAS provides a safe space to heal and time to rebuild.

Ruling year info

1988

President & CEO

Mrs. Karen O'Brien

Main address

2220 Stockton St

Richmond, VA 23224 USA

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EIN

54-1441917

NTEE code info

Low-Cost Temporary Housing (includes Youth Hostels) (L40)

Employment, Job Related N.E.C. (J99)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Shelter

CARITAS provides emergency shelter for people experiencing a housing crisis. CARITAS is the primary shelter provider in the region and represents 90% of the shelter beds available for unaccompanied women. Each week a different congregation opens their doors to provide shelter space for single women. The host congregation provides a hot evening meal, breakfast the next morning, a bag lunch to take with them, opportunities for showers and laundry, and time for fellowship and hospitality. CARITAS provides transportation to and from the shelter sites and shelter staff. Single men are sheltered at a fixed site located in the city of Richmond. Case management is provided for all CARITAS clients to move them from shelter to permanent housing as quickly as possible.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Homeless people

The CARITAS Furniture Bank is the only furniture bank in central Virginia. Through partnerships with 90 referral organizations, the CARITAS Furniture Bank provides furniture and essential household items to single adults and families, at minimal cost to the client, when they move from shelter to permanent housing.  Items that are always in demand are twin mattresses and box springs, kitchen tables, dressers, sofas, pots, pans and other kitchen cooking utensils.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

CARITAS Works is an intensive 5-week job readiness program that includes a skills/education assessment and classes on resume writing, interview skills, team work, computer skills, customer service skills, appropriate attire, improving self-esteem, personal budgeting and job search techniques. Staff meet one-on-one with each client to assist with individual barriers such as legal issues, restoration of rights and driving records. After completing this five-week course, clients are assisted with obtaining employment. Approximately 80% of clients that completed the program obtain employment and usually within 40 days of program completion.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Healing Place provides a residential recovery program that lasts 9–14 months where clients work closely with staff to complete the Recovery Dynamics curriculum, which is based on the 12-Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. While they complete the curriculum, clients participate in a unique social model that relies on self-governance to achieve individual change. After clients complete the educational part of the program they participate in a job readiness program to ensure they can achieve independence and success after they leave The Healing Place program.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Substance abusers

We invite men and women at any point during their personal recovery journey to live in one of our safe and affordable apartments. Here in the CARITAS Center, you will become part of a sober living community that meets the highest state and national standards.  During your time here, we will help you save money, foster independence and make plans for your future.  Our team will connect you to resources that will enhance your support networks, employment opportunities, self-awareness, and self-esteem.
While the CARITAS Recovery Residences are not your final destination during your recovery journey, our purpose-filled and loving CARITAS family will be your friends for life. We look forward to being a bridge along your road to a bright future.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Adults

Where we work

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How we listen

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CARITAS

Board of directors
as of 06/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Greg Suskind

USM, Inc.

Term: 2023 - 2024

Bill Biedenharn

Ukrop's Threads (Retired)

Richard Upton

Upton Group

Alison Keller

Capital One (Retired)

Cindy Birsinger

Altria (Retired)

Susan Brown Davis

Consultant

David Craymer

Dominion Energy (Retired)

Linda Hancock

Virginia Commonwealth University (Retired)

Martin Klein

Apollo Global Management

Grant Neely

Virginia Union University

John West

Troutman Pepper

Arrion Dennis

McGuire Woods LLP

Charles Fitzgerald

Atlee Church

Stedman Oakey

TSW

Gregory Suskind

USM, Inc.

Preston Lloyd

Williams Mullen

John Zeheb

Ukrop's Homestyle Foods

Michael Carter

Randolph-Macon College (Retired)

Cedric Overton

Marine Corps Community Service (Retired)

Micah White

Metropolitan Business League

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/16/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/07/2023

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.